Scientists could not determine its 30 years Many veterans of the Gulf War, which happened almost 30 years ago, subsequently complained of strange symptoms. These are cognitive problems, and a rash, and hypertension, and decreased coordination, and diarrhea, and chronic fatigue, and muscle pain. Scientists have now identified what could have caused this condition. Discuss alt=”Found cause of 'Gulf War Syndrome'” Found cause of 'Gulf War Syndrome' />
Researchers say the military suffered from the use of the nerve gas sarin. The substance was released into the air as a result of the bombing of Iraqi chemical weapons caches.
Usually sarin is lethal, but lead researcher Dr. Robert Haley of the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center suggested that in Iraq the concentration of gas in the air was low. This allowed the military to survive.
The scientists also found that some people were genetically more susceptible to sarin poisoning. The key here was the PON1 gene, which plays an important role in the breakdown of toxic chemicals in the body. including chronic fatigue, joint pain, memory and speech problems.